The Birth of Anabaptism (28 Minutes)

The Birth of Anabaptism by Abraham Friesen consists of one speaker (understood to be Friesen) who teaches about the history of Anabaptism and how it all began. The film is comprised of illustrations, paintings, and other imagery that supplement the lecture. The cause of the reformation is unpacked while highlighting other significant moments of the 13th-16th Century. This topic is explored thoroughly, touching on subjects of Apostolic Christianity, rethinking structures of the Church, Martin Luther’s influences, and changing conditions within the Christian society at the time. Anabaptist beliefs and ideas are described, including information on the first Anabaptist believers. Historical figures such as Ulrich Zwingli and Balthasar Hubmaier are talked about as well.

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